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cosmogonycos‧mog‧o‧ny /kɒzˈmɒɡəni $ kɑːzˈmɑː-/ noun (plural cosmogonies) [countable, uncountable]  HARPthe origin of the universe, or a set of ideas about this
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cosmogonyAll cosmogonies, by definition, have as their crucial feature the giving of an account of the genesis of the world.His latest proposal flies in the face of conventional cosmogony.A useful approach is to begin by comparing Epicurean cosmogony.This statement Aristotle found in poems called Orphic is in accordance with a motif found in the Orphic cosmogonies.In the Orphic cosmogonies, Dionysos was present; thus he has a cosmological location.We have already noticed that a chief motif of the Orphic cosmogonies is their portrayal of the development of new life.The specific shape the Orphic cosmogonies give the world have been delineated in this chapter.The Orphic cosmogonies exhibit a concern to portray humans as well as the world in which they live.The Orphic cosmogonies provide information which is helpful at this point.
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